Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rainbow Stripes

This is the baby quilt I mentioned the other day.  If you know my sister, this quilt reeks of her.  No really.  It is so her.  She doesn't have any kids yet, so Aunt Amanda has to wait to start making her baby quilts, but when she does, expect to see one along these lines.  (and way too many other things, I expect I'll go a bit crazy as she is my little sister)
Remember when I showed you my loot from quilt fest?  I got a roll of strips from Fiber & Fire, I totally vouch for them if you're in Utah or Arizona, they have some good stuff.
Anyway, when I got home I immediately laid these out and was sold on the idea of a strips quilt.  So I made one.
 I was so tempted to try machine quilting on this one.  It's straight lines, how tricky could it be, really?  But I didn't.  I thought about it, even occasionally while hand quilting, but I just couldn't do it.  I just like knowing my quilts are hand quilted.
I have another quilt in progress though that would be a great candidate for trying machine quilting.  We'll see if I get brave.  And I'm totally thinking of machine quilting my cuckoo clock; hand quilting can be kinda a pain if it doesn't fit a hoop well.  (did we discuss that I lap quilt?  No big 'ol quilt frames in this house)
 This one is now in my shop, that is if my sister hasn't already convinced my mom to buy it for her future granddaughter.  I know they've already bought her clothes, why not a quilt.

linking to tgiff, whoop whoop


M-R said...

I love how you laid out those fabrics, Amanda! Kudos on the hand quilting. I love the look of hand quilting so keep going, but don't be afraid of machine quilting. If you need more encouragement or tips, email me when you try it. I really wish I had tried it years ago!

Carla said...

Love the colors/fabrics and the way you display them in the quilt! I love to also hand quilt but for large quilts I stick with machine quilting. Most people are afraid to try hand quilting verses machine. But definitely give it a try!

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt! I love strip quilts. What is the name of the jelly roll collection?
Funny. You talk about machine quilting like I talk about hand quilting :D

Kat said...

This quilt is beautiful. I love how you have laid out the colors. I was going to say the same thing as Sheila... you're afraid to machine quilt and I'm afraid to hand quilt. You are much more patient than I am :-)

Amanda said...

It was a roll of scraps from the shop. It was a bit of a gamble but their fahric was all great so I figured I could trust it to be good stuff.

Laura said...

Gorgeous fabrics - what line are they? You handquilted too - amazing!

Amanda said...

They are scraps from a shop. Most dont have selvages and I have no idea what they are! I wish I did, some of it is great stuff.

Fiber and Fire said...

That quilt turned out great! Would you mind if we linked your project on our blog to show what some of our customers have created with their purchases? -Andrea, Fiber & Fire

p.s. long live quilters and sewists in their 20's! :)

Amanda said...

Sounds great.